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#Bronte200: An @Ambassadors Anthology

Welcome to #Bronte200, an anthology celebrating EmilyBronte's 200th birthday!We asked Wattpadders to write a crossover of Wuthering Heights and any one of a selection of pre-selected fandoms. Many thanks to those who took part, you gave us Ambassadors some great reads! Stories contained herein are the winning entries. Congratulations!

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Rewind The Classics 2023

The Rewind The Classics 2023 is making a comeback and it's going to come alive with your words! If you're skilled in English, German or Greek languages and want to breathe new life into beloved classics, here's an exceptional opportunity for you. This year, reimagine unforgettable classics to make them truly Incredibly Marvellous And Awe-inspiring and showcase your creativity to the world.Why wait any longer? It's the perfect time to add a modern twist to these classics and make them truly extraordinary!Join this exciting journey and let's REWIND THE CLASSICS!

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Profile Guide and Directory

This guide includes Classic Authors profile information, the Wattpad Profiles directory, and all the Classic Author profiles maintained by Ambassadors.

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Saint Vals Love & Loss

We are pleased to present to you the third edition of the multilingual and multi-profile Valentine's Day 2020 Contest! Join us in this fantastic adventure! This year we have something for everybody. If you are a fan of Cupid, and even if you are not... stay with us. This year's theme is Love and Heartbreak. Pick a theme! Everyone will have their say. Profiles taking part of this year's contest are: AdultfictionAfterRomanceITAmbassadorsCZSKAmbassadorsDEAmbassadorsESAmbassadorsRoAmbassadorsTRBeautyChickLitEsclassicauthorsClassiciITClasicosESComeAndSitWithUscupidDangerousLovedystopianapocalypseFanFicRoFanfictionITFantasiaESFantasyRogeneralfictionHighFantasyHistoricalFictionHorrorITLGBTQ+LYMagicMicroBytesMitologiaESMysteryMythAndLegendsNew Adult PoetryTRRetold RomanceEsRomanceFR RomancePHRomancetrTeenlit IndonesiaTenebrisWattpadCreepypastaWattpadDarkFantasyWattpadGamingWattpadHistoricalFictionWattpadRiverdaleWattpadPotterverseWattpadVampiresWattvampiros WerewolfYAIndo YASciFantasyWith the support of: AmbassadorsJP ClassicsTR Fan-fictionES FanficsTR Fantasy_it FreetheLGBT+ HistoricalFictionIT Humor-ES lgbtqes MeziradkyCZSKMulticultural Community MysteryTR Poesia_ES ScifiTR SuperheroesES WattpadAnthologies WattpadWesterns

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Weekly Classics Discussions

A classics discussion book! Want to talk about all things related to classic stories and authors? Dive in to chat with us!

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Rewind The Classics 2022 | Closed

Rewind The Classics is officially back! Hosted by 20 English, 19 International, and 3 Community profiles, Rewind The Classics 2022 will be rewinding and retelling hit classics this year.All Wattpaders who speak English, Turkish, French, German, Sinhala, Chinese, Hindi, Dutch, Portuguese, Arabic, and/or Spanish are welcome to participate in this international contest of four great categories and dynamic activities.What are you waiting for? Climb aboard the pumpkin carriage and meet us at the magnificent sky-high castle at the pinnacle of Wattpad Classics. This year we will say to all the stories "Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious!" Then...Let's REWIND THE CLASSICS!

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Classic Authors Contests

This story provides a guide to all Classic Authors ongoing contests.

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Shiver Me Timbers 2023

Open your sails and search the seas for new untold treasures and ancient artefacts with @WattpadAsianFantasy and @talesofthedeep's returning thrilling treasure map adventure, Shiver Me Timbers.Shiver Me Timbers is a choose your own adventure contest where we bring you a wealth of prompts to choose from. Your task? To navigate the treacherous waters by following our map where you will be expected to write your way out of each stop until you make it to the very end.

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Hamlet

Set in the Kingdom of Denmark, "Hamlet" dramatizes the revenge Prince Hamlet exacts on his uncle Claudius for murdering King Hamlet, Claudius's brother and Prince Hamlet's father, and then succeeding to the throne and taking as his wife Gertrude, the old king's widow and Prince Hamlet's mother.Cover by @vkbloodgood

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Romeo and Juliet

Romeo and Juliet is a tragedy written by William Shakespeare early in his career about two young star-crossed lovers whose deaths ultimately reconcile their feuding families. It was among Shakespeare's most popular plays during his lifetime and along with Hamlet, is one of his most frequently performed plays. Today, the title characters are regarded as archetypal young lovers.Cover done by @zuko_42

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Macbeth

"Macbeth" tells the story of a brave Scottish general named Macbeth who receives a prophecy from a trio of witches that one day he will become King of Scotland. Consumed by ambition and spurred to action by his wife, Macbeth murders King Duncan and takes the throne for himself. He is then wracked with guilt and paranoia, and he soon becomes a tyrannical ruler as he is forced to commit more and more murders to protect himself from enmity and suspicion. The bloodbath and consequent civil war swiftly take Macbeth and Lady Macbeth into the realms of arrogance, madness, and death.Cover by @newsies-

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Twelfth Night

"Twelfth Night; or, What You Will" is a comedy by William Shakespeare, believed to have been written around 1601-02 as a Twelfth Night's entertainment for the close of the Christmas season. Viola is shipwrecked on the coast of Illyria and she comes ashore with the help of a captain. She loses contact with her twin brother, Sebastian, whom she believes to be dead. Disguising herself as a young man under the name Cesario, she enters the service of Duke Orsino through the help of the sea captain who rescues her.

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The Taming of the Shrew

"The Taming of the Shrew" depicts the courtship of Petruchio, a gentleman of Verona, and Katherina, the headstrong, obdurate shrew. Initially, Katherina is an unwilling participant in the relationship, but Petruchio tempers her with various psychological torments-the "taming"-until she becomes a compliant and obedient bride.Cover done by @zonaamind

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Julius Caesar (Completed)

The Tragedy of Julius Caesar (First Folio title: The Tragedie of Iulius Cæsar) is a history play and tragedy by William Shakespeare, believed to have been written in 1599. It is one of several plays written by Shakespeare based on true events from Roman history, which also include Coriolanus and Antony and Cleopatra.Although the play is named Julius Caesar, Brutus speaks more than four times as many lines as the title character; and the central psychological drama of the play focuses on Brutus' struggle between the conflicting demands of honour, patriotism, and friendship.Cover by the wonderful @SaadSohail_.

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Othello

Othello (The Tragedy of Othello, the Moor of Venice) is a tragedy by William Shakespeare, believed to have been written in 1603. It is based on the story Un Capitano Moro ("A Moorish Captain") by Cinthio, a disciple of Boccaccio, first published in 1565. The story revolves around its two central characters: Othello, a Moorish general in the Venetian army and his unfaithful ensign, Iago. Given its varied and enduring themes of racism, love, jealousy, betrayal, revenge and repentance, Othello is still often performed in professional and community theatre alike, and has been the source for numerous operatic, film, and literary adaptations.Cover done by @Lillian_Jones

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Classic Authors Contests - Winners

The winners from all of our ongoing contests.

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A Pair of Blue Eyes (Completed)

"A Pair of Blue Eyes" is the third novel by Thomas Hardy, and the first to be published in his own name. First published in 1873, the book tells the story of a love triangle between a young woman and her two suitors from very different backgrounds. Elfride Swancourt, a vicar's daughter living in a remote corner of England, knows very little about the world that lies beyond when she becomes entangled with two men; The boyish architect, Stephen Smith, and the older literary man, Henry Knight. The former friends become rivals, and Elfride faces an agonizing choice.

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Shakespeare's 154 Sonnets (Completed )

Shakespeare's Sonnets is the title of a collection of 154 sonnets by William Shakespeare, which covers themes such as the passage of time, love, beauty and mortality. The first 126 sonnets are addressed to a young man; the last 28 to a woman. The sonnets are almost all constructed from three quatrains, which are four-line stanzas, and a final couplet composed in iambic pentameter. This is also the meter used extensively in Shakespeare's plays. The rhyme scheme is abab cdcd efef gg. Sonnets using this scheme are known as Shakespearean sonnets. Often, the beginning of the third quatrain marks the volta ("turn"), or the line in which the mood of the poem shifts, and the poet expresses a revelation or epiphany.

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Rose in Bloom

Rose in Bloom, by Louisa May Alcott, depicts the story of a nineteenth-century girl, Rose Campbell, finding her way in society. It is Alcott's sequel to Eight Cousins.Cover by the wonderful @ESJohnson.

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Eight Cousins

Eight Cousins, or The Aunt-Hill was published in 1875 by American novelist Louisa May Alcott.It is the story of Rose Campbell, a lonely and sickly girl who has been recently orphaned and must now reside with her maiden great aunts, the matriarchs of her wealthy Boston family. When Rose's guardian, Uncle Alec, returns from abroad, he takes over her care. Through his unorthodox theories about child-rearing, she becomes happier and healthier while finding her place in her family of seven boy cousins and numerous aunts and uncles. She also makes friends with Phebe, her aunts' young housemaid, whose cheerful attitude in the face of poverty helps Rose to understand and value her own good fortune.Cover by the lovely @FaithMurri.

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As You Like It

As You Like It is a pastoral comedy by William Shakespeare believed to have been written in 1599 and first published in the First Folio in 1623. The play's first performance is uncertain, though a performance at Wilton House in 1603 has been suggested as a possibility.As You Like It follows its heroine Rosalind as she flees persecution in her uncle's court, accompanied by her cousin Celia to find safety and, eventually, love, in the Forest of Arden.

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Jo's Boys

Jo's Boys, and How They Turned Out: A Sequel to "Little Men" is a novel by American author Louisa May Alcott, first published in 1886. The novel is the final book in the unofficial Little Women series. In it, Jo's "children," now grown, are caught up in real world troubles.The book mostly follows the lives of Plumfield boys who were introduced in Little Men, particularly Tommy, Emil, Demi, Nat, Dan, and Professor Bhaer and Jo's sons Rob and Teddy, although the others make frequent appearances as well. The book takes place ten years after Little Men. Dolly and George are college students dealing with the temptations of snobbery, arrogance, self-indulgence and vanity.Cover by the lovely @-gozi- .

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Little Men:  Life at Plumfield with Jo's Boys

Little Men, or Life at Plumfield with Jo's Boys, is a novel by American author Louisa May Alcott, first published in 1871. The novel reprises characters from Little Women and is considered by some the second book in an unofficial Little Women trilogy, which is completed with Alcott's 1886 novel Jo's Boys, and How They Turned Out: A Sequel to "Little Men". It tells the story of Jo Bhaer and the children at Plumfield Estate School. It was inspired by the death of Alcott's brother-in-law, which reveals itself in one of the last chapters when a beloved character from Little Women passes away. It has been adapted to a 1934 film, a 1940 film, a 1998 film, a television series, and a Japanese animated television series.Cover by the wonderful @TheTigerWriter.

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Pride and Prejudice

Written by Jane Austen and published in 1813.

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Lady Susan

Lady Susan Vernon, a beautiful and charming recent widow, visits her brother- and sister-in-law, Charles and Catherine Vernon, with little advance notice at Churchill, their country residence. Catherine is far from pleased, as Lady Susan had tried to prevent her marriage to Charles and her unwanted guest has been described to her as "the most accomplished coquette in England". Among Lady Susan's conquests in London is the married Mr. Mainwaring.Cover by the lovely @Austened.

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Dorothy and the Wizard in Oz

Dorothy and the Wizard in Oz is the fourth book set in the Land of Oz written by L. Frank Baum and illustrated by John R. Neill. It was published on June 18, 1908 and reunites Dorothy with the humbug Wizard from The Wonderful Wizard of Oz (1900). This is one of only two of the original fourteen Oz books (the other being The Emerald City of Oz (1910), to be illustrated with watercolor paintings.

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